Want to write a picture book? Markham author Hélène Boudreau reveals her process

HeleneYawningBookCover-600Inkygirl.com recently interviewed Hélène Boudreau and got her to share her writing process for her new picture book, I Dare You Not To Yawn, including the book’s evolution over six drafts. Well worth a look if you’re thinking about writing a picture book. Hélène shares the entire process right from the spark of an idea.

Hélène is an Acadian/Métis writer and artist. A native of Isle Madame, Nova Scotia, she writes fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults from her land-locked home in Markham, Ontario, Canada. She has published five non-fiction and nine fiction books for children and young adults, including the picture book I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN (Candlewick) and the tween series REAL MERMAIDS (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky).